Posts by Randall G. Holcombe
Randall G. Holcombe is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, the DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University, and author of the Independent Institute book Liberty in Peril: Democracy and Power in American History.
Inequality: Capitalism’s Biggest Challenge


One of the most frequent shortcomings of capitalism cited by capitalism’s critics is inequality.

The Facebook Settlement: Is This Justice?


If Facebook users were harmed by the unauthorized data sharing, why does the federal government get the money?

Trump’s Tax Returns


Do we want Congress to have the power to demand the tax returns of anyone who criticizes those in Congress? That is the power they claim to have now.

It’s Time for Congress To Put an End to Trump’s Tariffs


Congress should repeal all those Trump tariffs and refuse to allow the president to impose more.

Saudi Call for the United States to Attack Iran Is Out Of Line


Despite President Trump’s aggressive stance toward Iran, the encouragement from Saudi Arabia is out of line for several reasons.

Comparative Economic Systems


With socialism’s rising popularity, it may be time to bring back courses in Comparative Economic Systems.

Mick Jagger Has Heart Surgery in New York


Given the choice, people will avoid socialized medicine, at least when there is a lot at stake.

Proportional Voting for the House of Representatives?


Proportional voting would explicitly recognize the partisan nature of politics.

California’s Anti-Green Land-Use Policies Increase Global Warming


When California’s land use policies keep them from moving to California, they end up living in states that give them a much higher carbon footprint.

Amazon in New York? I’m with AOC


Make up all the justifications you want, but the deal was just another example of crony capitalism.

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